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Attorney Amy Calvo MacNamara - family law Fairfield County

Amy Calvo MacNamara

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Attorney MacNamara handles all aspects of complex matrimonial and family law matters, including cases which involve significant assets, executive compensation, child custody issues, and substance abuse/mental health issues. She has worked exclusively in the area of high-net worth matrimonial and family law since 2009, and has wide-ranging experience litigating and settling complex and sensitive matters. Preparation, effective communication and practicality are the cornerstones of her practice. She takes a firm but compassionate approach to the practice of family law, and works diligently to understand the individual issues raised in each case.

Attorney MacNamara received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Fordham University in 2006. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2009, where she earned an Academic Concentration, with honors, in Family and Juvenile Law. She is certified to act as a Guardian ad Litem and Attorney for the Minor Child in Connecticut and was the founding research assistant for the Committee for the Training of Professionals Serving as Guardians ad Litem and Attorneys for Minor Children, commonly known as the “GAL Training Academy.” This training is now required for all professionals wishing to serve as Guardians ad Litem or Attorneys for Minor Children in Connecticut.

Attorney MacNamara frequently lectures and presents on the field of family and matrimonial law. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and is the incoming Continuing Legal Education Chair for the 2017-2018 year. Attorney MacNamara also organizes and hosts seminars on the field of family law on a monthly basis for the Fairfield County Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She has served as a co-chair of the section since 2012. She was the editor of Connecticut Family Law Citations: A Reference Guide to Connecticut Family Law Decisions for from 2010 through 2017, and recently co-authored and co-edited Library of Connecticut Family Law Forms, which was published by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Amy MacNamara’s Full CV

EDUCATION
Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2009

Fordham University at Lincoln Center
B.A. magna cum laude, 2006

HONORS, AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS
Connecticut Bar Association,
Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2016 to Present
Continuing Legal Education Chair (Elect) of the Family Law Section 2017 to 2018
Secretary of the Family Law Section, 2016 to 2017
Treasurer of the Family Law Section, 2015 to 2016
Member, 2009 to present
Fairfield County Bar Association
Co-Chair of Family Law Section, 2012 to present
Member, 2009 to present
American Bar Association, Member, 2009 to present
Best Lawyers in America, Field of Family Law, 2016 and 2017
Super Lawyers Connecticut Rising Star, 2012 to 2017
Connecticut Law Tribune’s “New Leader in the Law,” 2013
Academic Excellence Award in Advanced Family Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2009
Academic Excellence Award in Divorce and the Divorcing Family, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2008
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues, National Business Institute Advanced Family Law Seminar (August 2016)
Connecticut Family Law Citations: A Reference Guide to Connecticut Family Law Decisions by Editor Amy Calvo MacNamara and Cynthia C. George, (2010 to present, updated biannually)
Frequently Cited, Often Misused: HIPAA vs. Statutory Privilege, Fairfield County Bar Association (October 2015)
Peeling Back the Onion: Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Family Law Cases, National Business Institute Advanced Family Law Seminar (March 2015)
Library of Connecticut Family Law Forms, Co-Author and Co-Editor (June 2014)
Family Law 101: Pendente Lite Motions, Connecticut Bar Association (December 2012)
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Advanced Custody Seminar, Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (materials only) (May 2012)